Karst Word Matching Exercise
Student Name: _________________________
Match the vocabulary words at the left with the definitions on the
|1.______ a depression or cavity formed in the
earth when underlying material collapses.
2.______ a long, narrow, raised area, such as the crest of a hill.
3.______ the water beneath the earth's surface that supplies springs and wells.
4.______ a large cave.
5.______ about a substance, for example rock, such that liquid or gas can move through it.
6.______ a natural hollow in the earth, especially one with an opening in a hillside or cliff.
7.______ a channel, ditch, or pipe used to convey water or other liquid.
8.______ the shape and height or depth of the surface features of a place, area, or region.
9.______ to make water, air or land dirty or unhealthy by adding waste material.
10.______ water and waste material carried away in sewers.
11.______ solid material that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
12.______ how the earth's surface is worn away by glaciers, wind, and waves.
13.______ calcium magnesium carbonate, the most common rock in the Bryant watershed.
14.______ an area where limestone is common and there are many sinkholes and caves.
15.______ a hard compact variety of quartz, found in limestone.
16.______ rock that is formed of grains of quartz held together with a cementlike substance.
17.______ the study of the physical structure, composition and development of Earth.
18.______ the area of land that drains into a river, river system, or lake.
19.______ to make impure or unusable by contact or by adding a harmful substance.
20.______ a sedimentary rock of calcium carbonate composed primarily of the mineral calcite.